Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Newly Launched Stablecoin You’ve Never Heard of Is Coming to Ledger

“We suck at marketing,” Eiland Glover, CEO and founder of Kowala, admitted in good humor. “Our PR probably doesn’t want to hear me say that, but it’s true.” Glover’s brutally honest statement is by no means a reflection on the company’s work ethic or even its progress — quite the opposite. The milestones the project has surpassed this summer have been an unintentionally well-kept secret, which makes its most recent announcement pretty surprising: Kowala, an under-the-radar stablecoin based in Nashville, Tennessee, is being integrated into Ledger’s hardware […]

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Report: Crypto ATM Market Expected to Grow to $144.5 Million by 2023

A new report projects the crypto ATM market to grow to $114.5 million by 2023, from $16.3 million in 2018. The crypto automated trading machine (ATM) market will grow to $114.5 million by 2023, according a report published Sept. 4 on ResearchandMarkets.com. Researchers expect the cryptocurrency ATM market to grow from $16.3 million in 2018 to $144.5 million by 2023, citing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.7 percent from 2018 to 2023. According to the study, significant growth during the forecast period will be from […]

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Bittrex to Delist Bitcoin Gold Over 51% Attack

Over the last nine months, news.Bitcoin.com has reported on the many misfortunes the project Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has experienced. The forked protocol has been mired with issues and controversy since the day the project was announced will be delisted from the exchange Bittrex. The Seattle-based trading platform says they lost over 12,000 BTG during the network’s 51% attack, and the firm had asked the BTG development team to compensate them for the loss. Also Read: New Information Heightens Satoshi Nakamoto Mystery      The Bitcoin Gold Project’s Constant Dilemmas […]

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How About Chocolate Bitcoins? 6 for a Dollar

Supermarket chain Walmart is selling candy bitcoins, at least according to a photo posted in crypto forums. A dollar will get you half a dozen in a bag under the “Everyday Low Price” banner. “The modern currency in chocolate!” hits store shelves in the U.S. while the retail giant files another blockchain-related patent, this time for a delivery system with drones and robots programmed to use distributed ledger technology.   Also read: Russians Design а ‘Beautiful’ Mining Rig Chocolate Bitcoins in Walmart Stores Like many other serious businesses […]

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Google Adds Ethereum Blockchain Dataset to Its Big Data Analytics Platform

Google Cloud has made the Ethereum dataset available in their big data warehouse for analytics, BigQuery. The Google Cloud team has officially made the Ethereum (ETH) dataset available in BigQuery, the company’s big data warehouse for analytics, according to a post published on Google’s official blog August 29. The Ethereum blockchain data is posted in the dataset and updated on a daily basis. As the team explains, the tool was created to help make business decisions, prioritize improvements to the Ethereum architecture itself (for example, to prepare […]

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UK-Based Maritime Society Creates Model of Blockchain-Based Ship Register

Lloyd’s Register will transform its “Register of Ships” from 1764 with blockchain technology in partnership with blockchain firm Applied Blockchain. Lloyd’s Register (LR), a British tech and business maritime classification society, has created a model of a blockchain-powered class register of ships, according to an official press release published September 4. LR’s new class register is reportedly “the first demonstrator that can register ships into Class” by deploying blockchain technology. Originally, LR published the first “Register of Ships” in 1764 in order to provide both underwriters and […]

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New Updated z-enemy 1.18 Nvidia GPU Miner With Fixes and Performance Increase

Yet another update for the zealot/enemy miner aka z-enemy 1.18 that adds major performance improvement of about 10-15% for Xevan and also fixes the reduced hashrate issue from the previous release 1.17. The new version also brings additional stability improvements for XDNA as well as some minor performance improvements for other algorithms besides Xevan where there is significant boost in performance. A must have update for Xevan and XDNA mining and a recommended update for all of the other supported algorithms by the miner. The latest z-enemy […]

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New Official Merit Miner 0.5 for Windows With Some Improvements

There is a new release of the official merit miner 0.5 that brings some improvements in terms of stability, usability and maybe even some extra performance in some cases (Nvidia GPU miner). The interface of the new miner is now color coded, so it is easier to read, it also seems to be more stable on mining rigs with slower CPUs, though we are still seeing occasional crashes (we have a solution for that below). Performance wise we are seeing a slight improvement on mining rigs with […]

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Australian Securities Exchange Delays Planned Switch to Blockchain By Six Months

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has announced that it will delay its transition to blockchain by six months. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has announced that it will delay its transition to  use blockchain for equity transactions by six months, the Sydney Morning Herald reports September 4. As Cointelegraph has previously reported, the ASX has been working to implement blockchain as of December 2017 to replace its current system for processing equity transactions. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the decision to delay the move comes as […]

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Bitcoin Seals Further Gains in a Mostly Green Market as Ethereum Fails to Break $300

Crypto markets are largely green today, with Bitcoin (BTC) inching upwards yet further to push the $7,400 price point. Tuesday, September 4: crypto markets are largely green today, with Bitcoin (BTC) inching upwards yet further, and several large-market-cap alts seeing solid gains, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at around $7,374 at press time, up over 1 percent on the day as it continues boost its newly won gains, according to Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin Price Index. Having reclaimed the $7,000 price point […]

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